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CLEP Analyzing And Interpreting Literature

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1. Words and phrases that vividly recreate a sound - sight - smell - touch - or taste for the reader by appealing to the senses.

2. Broken down acts.

3. The time and place of a story or play.

4. A metrical foot with two unstressed syllables.

5. Spectific characteristics are applied to an entire group of people and are used to 'classify' those people as part of a 'group'.

6. A lyrical poem that laments the dead.

7. A comparison between essentially unlike things without an explicitly comparative word such as 'like' or 'as'.

8. The traditional beliefs and customsof a group of people that have been passed down orally.

9. As the conflict(s) develop and the characters attempt to revolve those conflicts - suspense builds.

10. The vantage point from which the writer tells the story.

11. A humorous moment in a serious drama that temporarily relieves the mounting tension.

12. The process by which the writer presents and reveals a character.

13. A character who contrsts and parallels the main character in a play or story.

14. The character or force with which the protagonist conflicts.

15. The resolution of the plot of a literarture work.

16. A struggle or clash between opposing characters - forces - or emotions.

17. A symbolic narrative in which the surface details imply a secondary meaning.

18. A stressed syllable followed by two unstressed ones.

19. The turning point of the action in the plot of a play or story. It represents the point of greatest tension in the work.

20. The voice an actor takes on to tell the story in a particular work.

21. A technique in which words - phrases - or sounds are repeated for emphasis.

22. A run-on line of poetry in which logical and grammatical sense carries over from one line into the next.

23. The reason the author has written a piece of literature.

24. The conversation of characters in a literary work.

25. The difference between what the character or the reader expects what the character or the reader expects and what actually happens.

26. A figure of speech in which an inanimate object animal - or idea is given human qualities or characteristics.

27. Then narrator is a character in the story and tells the reader his/her story using the pronoun 'I'.

28. Imitates another literary work using humor usually to make the author and/or the work appear ridiculous.

29. A type of poem characterized by brevity - compression - and the expression of feeling.

30. A customary feature of a literary work - such as the use of a chorus in Greek tragedy - the inclusion of an explicit moral in a fable - or the use of a particular rhyme scheme in a villanelle.

31. A long - statle poem in stanzas of varied length - meter - and form.

32. A short story that teaches a moral or a religious lesson.

33. A figure of speech in which two things are compared using 'like' or 'as'.

34. An eight-line unit - which may constitue a stanza; or a section of a poem - as in the octave of a sonnet.

35. The narrator is outside of the story and tells the story from the perspective of only one character.

36. A figure of speech in which an abstract concept or an absent or imaginary person is directly addressed.

37. A poem of thirty-nine lines and written in iambic pentameter.

38. A story passed down over the generations that was once believed to be true.

39. The selection of words in a literary work.

40. A brief witty poem - often satirical.

41. The point at which the action of the plot turns in an unexpected direction for the protagonist.

42. A tension created as the reader becomes involved in a story and when the author leaves the reader in doubt about what is coming next.

43. A narrative poem written in four-line stanzas - characterized by swift action and narrated in a direct style.

44. A speech delivered while only one character is on stage; it reveals a character's innermost thoughts and feelings.

45. A poem that tells a story.

46. A moment of insightfulness when a character realizes some truth.

47. The organizational form of a literary work.

48. A concrete representation of a sense impression - a feeling - or an idea.

49. Poetry without a regular pattern of meter or rhyme.

50. A recurring pattern found in a work or works of literature; the pattern is usually representative of something else.